Atascadero Alternative Education

We are accepting and reviewing applications weekly.

Students need to apply to be accepted into Paloma Creek High School and ACE Academy's Elementary, Middle School, or High School programs. ACE Academy applications can be found by clicking the links below (K-5, 6-8, or 9-12) and returned to your current AUSD school office. Applications for Paloma Creek High School can be obtained from your Atascadero High School Counselor.

Serving Atascadero Families and Children, Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Atascadero Unified School District is excited to offer a variety of options for students to pursue their academic and life goals. The goal of AUSD Alternative Education is to work with students and families to create individual learning plans that allow students to meet their full potential. Students look to Alternative Education to match their learning style, to address life and work situations, or in response to specific health needs. Please explore our options and contact us directly for more information.

Atascadero Choices in Education (A.C.E.) Academy

A.C.E. Academy Elementary Home School (K-5)

A.C.E. Academy Middle School (6-8)

A.C.E. Academy High School (9-12)

Paloma Creek High School (11-12)

Home & Hospital Instruction (K-12)

Alt Ed Brochure_2019.pdf

Overview of Alternative Education Programs


ACE Academy K-12 Booklet_2019.pdf

Atascadero Choices in Education (ACE) Academy


AltEdBrochure_Span 2018.pdf

Servicios de Educación Alternativa


Contact Information

Principal: Chris Balogh, chrisbalogh@atasusd.org

Paloma Creek High School Secretary: Naomi Yamagata, naomiyamagata@atasusd.org

A.C.E. Academy / Home & Hospital Secretary: Diane Keohen, dianekeohen@atasusd.org

Main Campus: 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Home School Campus: 6500 Atascadero Avenue, Atascadero

Phone: (805) 462-4350